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Pennsylvania Could Explore Citizen Redistricting

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A Pennslyvania lawmaker has introduced a bill that could change the way the Commonwealth is divided for elections.

 Federal law mandates that legislative districts be revised every ten years to reflect new census data. In the past, legislators in Pennsylvania, as with other states, have been known to redraw the lines of a congressional district in a way that benefits the majority party. Our guest, state Rep. Ted Harhai (D-Monessen) introduced a bill that would create a citizens commission to handle redistricting and ensure that they don't unnecessarily divide municipalities. 

Also in the program, Point Park University uses Title IX to initiate discussions that go deeper than the law itself and business contributor Rebecca Harris explains the apartment scene in Pittsburgh.

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